How to get money to help start a business?

I was wondering if you're starting from scratch, how to go about starting an adult website? What I mean is getting the money to pay the female models?

I was watching a scene in the beginning of the scene the girl was being interview by the guy behind the camera. She asks him, how much will I get paid? The guy said anywhere between $1,000-$3,000 per scene, maybe more.

So my question is, where are they getting the money from, to pay the female models per scene? I'm guessing now, from the people who subscribe play a huge role, but if you're just starting out from nothing, how do you begin?

Anyone that work for an adult entertainment company here?

I couldn't find any topics/zones about financial and business to put this question in.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You either lend it to yourself (if you are in a position to do that). Or, you create a business plan and take it to the bank. Banks will want you to provide some of your own capital and will charge high interest on anything they lend you.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and if the Banks are not interested in your Business Plan, then approach Investors, and consider offering them a Percentage of your company for Investment in your Business.

But you business has to be something special, unique....
And the porn from *adult site removed* is very unique…, as well the banks will be very convinced to invest in such decent business…
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Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
If you are starting from scratch, you might consider signing up as an affiliate at *adult site removed* (and any other adult site you feel is profitable). 99% of these sites offer an affiliate program that you can access through the "webmasters" link in their footer.

As an affiliate, any members you refer will help you earn a commission (larger one time payment or smaller recurring monthly subscription - your choice).

You can save your commissions up and put them towards an HD camera, lighting, actors, editing, web design, hosting, lawyers, etc.
unipolarbearAuthor Commented:
@Lucas Bishop you might consider signing up as an affiliate at *adult site removed* What do you mean exactly, like contacting them personally? The people from *adult site removed*?
Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
You sign up as an affiliate online, there is no communication needed. Follow the "Webmasters" link at the bottom of any of their web sites to find the affiliate program.
unipolarbearAuthor Commented:
@Lucas Bishop ok maybe I miss understood what you told me. So if I sign up as <<adult site removed>>'s affiliate, what benefits would I get out of being a affiliate? What will they do for me if I signed up?
Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
You can promote their product with a near $0 investment. You'd parlay your profits into investing in your own business.

Since by then you'd understand how to promote adult content, you could also have more leverage in acquiring a loan for your "video production" endeavor.  Not too mention you'd know that your investment could be successful, since you'd know how to promote it.

Ultimately, affiliates are the driving force behind adult video websites. Become one to understand the process. Since you have no $, it's a low risk way to generate $.
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